The Paris railway terminals are all undergoing a modernization. I recently reported on what has been done at the Gare de Saint Lazare.
Soon four years ago I made a post on Gare de Lyon (and its famous restaurant Le Train Bleu). Since two years, part of the station (Hall 2) has been completely reshaped, including a new enormous glass roof. I feel that this renovation which includes a lot of new facilities, shops, escalators… has been very well carried out. It’s all modern, but fits well into the style of the 1900 building. (… not mentioning that solar equipment now takes care of the station’s energy need).
This is a station for the ever increasing number of TGV (fast) trains, linking Paris to the south, south east, Switzerland… New lines and city onnections are soon expected to increase the number of passengers from some 90 to some 100 million per year, so the request for service is there.
The link - large corridor - to the other part of the station (Hall 1) has also been renovated and offers a number of new shops.
The only sad thing I noted was that a kid obviously had lost a newly acquired Disneyland balloon.